A graduate certificate offers the working professional recognition of a coherent program of advanced study at the graduate level.
The certificate in Communications includes courses in random signals and systems and digital communications.
The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department's certificate programs are compatible with master's degree requirements, enabling you to transition to a degree program without loss of credits. Each certificate meets a subset of the degree requirements for the MS in either electrical engineering or computer engineering.
Prospective students can take up to 2 courses for the certificate before completing their official acceptance to the certificate program, with permission of the instructor. It is possible for acceptance to be offered with a contingency that the student must also take one or more undergraduate prerequisite courses.
Each certificate requires 15 credits of graduate course work. You may complete multiple certificates, provided your application has been approved, and you satisfy the requirements of each program.
Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements
In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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Applicants follow the general procedures for graduate degree acceptance into the master's degree program, but in an abbreviated form.
Apply and submit all required application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Statement of purpose: minimum 300 words
- Official transcripts: from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not)